Burglar breaks in to 15 homes

Michael Sanchez

Brownsville police busted a man who confessed to breaking in to as many as 15 homes within the past two months.

According to Brownsville Task Force (BTF) Investigators, they busted Michael Sanchez in the act during an undercover surveillance at El Valle West subdivision.

It was set up after receiving several incident reports from home owners.

On Monday, they received a call about a burglary in progress at 2345 Hamburg in Brownsville.

According to the homeowner, he was in the bathroom when he heard several knocks on the door, but when he didn TMt answer the door was forced open.

He ran out to see what happened and noticed Michael Sanchez run out of the house and drive off in a newer model Jeep Liberty.

Two dates later, when surveillance was set up, BTF spotted Sanchez in the same neighborhood and followed him.

Investigators say he parked in a driveway on the 2400 block of Lexington and walked into the home.

Detectives went around the block to view what Sanchez was doing, so they would not be spotted.

Sanchez allegedly looked around the neighborhood, walked out of the home and drove off.

Detectives followed him, but were unable to catch up to Sanchez.

A patrol officer later spotted Sanchez on the intersection of Boca Chica and Billy Mitchell, where he then pulled him over.

A stolen TV, DVD player, numerous DVDs, jewelry and other property were discovered inside his car.

During questioning, Sanchez allegedly confessed to burglarizing several homes in the subdivision over the past two months.

Sanchez is being charged with burglary and the case still remains under investigation.